According to a recent survey, 76% of Cracked readers believe that the Earth is about a hundred years old and was created by Superman, our nearest planetary neighbors are Vulcan and Endor, the Moon is in Uranus (get it?!
), and Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes
is better than the original ("because of the 'splosions and boobs").
In order to rectify this shocking state of misinformation, I hereby inaugurate a new feature which will provide for both the edutainment and infocation of you, the readers, and prepare you for exciting careers in the scientific field (as janitors): Cracked Science Corner!!!!11!!
So let's begin by examining three big sciencey stories in today's news.
First up is the revelation that a previously unremarkable comet in our solar system has apparently OD'd on Comet Growth Hormone and is now
bigger than the sun
A comet that has delighted backyard astronomers in recent weeks after an unexpected eruption has now grown larger than the sun. ... "It continues to expand and is now the largest single object in the solar system," according to astronomers at the University of Hawaii.
It's natural at this point to ask, "Should I be freaking the fuck out?" Well, you came to the right place, my friend, because I am the one person who will give you the answer straight up: